When we tell him to clean up his room, he usually melts into a little puddle-of-a-boy and wails, "I caa-nn-'t do it." He is so overwhelmed by the task at hand, he just shuts down.
He doesn't seem to grasp that the two people who love him the most in the world are not asking the impossible. We are asking the attainable.
We know what he is capable of and we want to stretch and grow him.
He sees a huge mess. We see 10 light sabers and swords lying on the floor.
He sees it as a punishment. We see it as a lesson in responsibility.
He wants the benefit and the blessing of having his own room without necessarily wanting the accountability.
My, my, my doesn't that sound familiar?
So often I hear the Lord calling me to a task, and I melt into a little puddle of self doubt and pity.
He sees the whole picture. I see the here and now.
He sees the long term blessing. I see the momentary inconvenience.
I wail that I can't do it, that I'm scared of defeat.
He gently reminds me that His ways are higher than my ways.
He is not requiring the impossible. He is providing the attainable.
Do I seek the benefits and blessings without being willing to trust His will?
What is the Lord calling you to do today?
Do you trust Him enough to obey?